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Black dots mark gold nanoparticles that have been attracted to the surface of pressure-sensitive domes constructed by engineered bacteria.

October 09, 2017

Bacteria Self-Organize to Build Working Sensors

Bacteria with synthetic gene circuit self-assemble into working device

January 01, 2007

Markey wins AMIA New Investigator Award

Mia K. Markey, who received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Pratt in 2002 and is now an assistant professor at the University of Texas in Austin, has won the 2006 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) New Investigator Award. This award recognizes an individual for early informatics [...]

January 01, 2007

New Institute for Brain, Mind, Genes and Behavior Established

A new Duke University institute is asking what makes people think, feel and behave the way they do -- and its researchers say the answers may not only advance scientific understanding but also provide insight into societal problems and help patients who have a variety of disorders or diseases. One [...]

January 01, 2007

BME Students Built $40 Insulin Pump, Handsfree Computer Mouse

Biomedical engineering students in BME 264, the biomedical instrumentation course taught by Associate Professor Patrick Wolf, capped off another semester with poster presentations of their inventions on Dec. 12. Kelly Fitzgerald and Patrick Parish presented a $40 insulin pump. By stripping the pump [...]

March 14, 2006

Ellerbee Aims to Capture 3D Dynamics in Single Cells

For most doctoral students, the path forward is clear: industry research career or academic research and teaching career. But Audrey Ellerbee, originally from New York, is considering a different path. And that’s not at all unusual for her.

September 15, 2004

Does a BME Degree Really Prepare You for Medical School? - Duke's Kemi Oni Says Yes

After surviving a six-week med school boot camp, Pratt biomedical engineering student Kemi Oni says she’s more than ready for medical school. Oni and 107 other minority students from around the U.S. gathered in New York City this past summer for the Minority Medical Education Program, sponsored by [...]

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